The Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE) is a performance measurement tool that allows us to analyse the transition of agriculture systems towards agroecological practices. This blogpost aims to show how TAPE offers an opportunity for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practitioners, as well as for programme and project managers, and can contribute to better evaluation of agroecological and related initiatives.
How TAPE works
Agroecology is a holistic and integrated approach to the design and management of sustainable agriculture and food systems. It applies ecological and social concepts and principles and presents an overarching framework to guide public policies towards sustainable
Seda KojoyanUN FAO
I would like to complement the interventions below, and also the FAQ question about the quality of research vs. the development programme. As hinted by their title, the guidelines focus primarily on the scientific aspect. Of note here is the "outputs" dimension, which refers to quality of research outputs and contributions to advancement of science. I think the authors can more clearly identify how concrete development results related to particular research area can be considered as well. This is still not clear to me in the other three dimensions. Could you perhaps point us to the relevant parts of the guidelines on this?